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Oran Mor

2 S Beach St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3528
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Ranked #3 of 112 restaurants in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $29 - $60
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Broad Street
Description: Oran Mor Bistro is located up a flight of copper stairs in an historic Nantucket home. The restaurant has an intimate bar and three dining rooms with attractive earth-toned decor that are a warm prelude to delicious, beautifully prepared food. The bar radiates warmth of the past with its wide plank flooring, pen and ink bar top and gaff-rigged wine glass racks. Oran Mor features handcrafted cocktails from the freshest ingredients, house infusions and specialty spirits. The wine list predominantly features wines from France, small American producers as well as a travelogue of wines from around the world. Oran Mor Bistro is owned by Chef Chris Freeman and his wife Heather. The cooking style is one of inspired simplicity; each ingredient complements one another to create a unique, savory dish. The evolving and innovative menu is derived from the changing seasons and their bountiful offerings. Showcasing native seafood, fresh local produce and naturally raised meats from select farms.
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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Went to Oran Mor last September. Wanted to have a special dinner with friends who were visiting for the first time. Even cancelled at another great place. Requested the private outside table months in advance to make the dinner intimate and special. When we got there they informed us that the private balcony was closed (we had not been informed... More

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Despite having been to Nantucket several times had never been to this spot. Having heard good reports went there on a Friday night and was not disappointed. Seated promptly, in 1 of several very atmospheric (generally darkish) rooms, the service was most competent and pleasant. THe place is more spacious than it appears to be externally with at least 3... More

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morrisville, vt
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The place has a high opinion of itself. I order a pork chop. We waited and waited. The other meals were ready but no porkchop. Almost an hour went by then it arrived with the other meals and was very good. When we asked some of the serving staff why the wait. They said they had no idea. No one... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

A reservation is advisable (or necessary) in season and you do need to climb a steep staircase to get to the restaurant but the dinner experience is worth it. Probably overall the best dinner of my stay on Nantucket. Unfortunately, I waited several months before posting a review and no longer remember what I ordered. I did have a white... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Exceeded my expectations. Food was unique and delicious , portions small but appropriately sized. Cozy atmosphere.

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Boxborough, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We usually don't have luck with a "restaurant week" menu but Oran Mor really came through. Both my husband and I enjoyed their special menu--the food was fantastic. The atmosphere is okay with the tables close together. If your planning a romantic dinner--maybe ask for a more private table for two.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We had a nice meal here during our visit to Nantucket. The service was attentive and professional and the food was top notch and creative. We ordered a halibut entree which was delicious, loved the creativity of using popcorn for crunchiness, however, the popcorn which I believe was stove top popped was burned and very chewy and some of the... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed a very nice meal with excellent service tonight Very low key and enjoyable. The duck and halibut was excellent

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Springfield, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We had a wonderful meal in this very comfortable setting. Excellent service and delicious food made this a real treat. ( oysters, scallops, duck and desserts - all great)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Now that my wife and I have tried the Oran Mor, we always make reservations when we are heading to Nantucket. Its become our favorite restaurant on Nantucket. Great food, Great Wine, Great Service.

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